This post reveals stylist’s secrets on styling leather shorts for work and play at any age. Read to learn how to look stunning in your pair.
- Can You Wear Leather Shorts at Work?
- How to Style Shorts for Casual Friday?
- Try a Summer Weekend Look with Leather Shorts, a Shirt and Sunnies
- What Shoes Go with Leather Shorts?
- How to Style Leather Shorts for Date Night?
- How to Wear Leather Shorts in Winter?
- What Outerwear goes with Shorts?
- Styling Leather Shorts in a Nutshell
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Can You Wear Leather Shorts at Work?
Like with other clothing leather clothes have to be styled to look great. You can find a guide how to wear leather over 40 in the post at the link.
Short suits perennially have a moment. When your work dress code allows leather, and you love this version of pants, wear the trend. Suits with thigh-length pants are having a moment right now. Thus, we can even wear a fake leather shorts suit at the office when we style the it in a professional way.
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How to Style Shorts for Casual Friday?
The fake suit look below shows an alternative to the classic Casual Friday outfit ideas for winter. In the cold season, these trousers look best with opaque tights.
Try a Summer Weekend Look with Leather Shorts, Shirt and Sunnies
Sure, you can wear leather in spring and summer. It’s not just for winter. Especially, when the hide piece has the cut of a typical summer clothes. The black leather shorts, striped T-shirt and silk scarf are a comfortable, but chic outfit for a late dinner on the deck on the weekend.
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The next weekend outfit inspiration shows the shorts with a striped T-shirt and a star denim jacket. I paired the look with black pumps and my Celine tote for a stroll downtown to enjoy the weather on a day off.
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What Shoes Go with Leather Shorts?
All kind of flats and flat sandals. Go with the vibe of the look for the style of your shoes. Plateau sandals are less risky with shorts than high heels if you want to add some height. Heels (pumps, Mary-Janes, booties with heel) are fine with opaque tights when the leather shorts are styled with a blazer for work in winter.
How to Style Leather Shorts for Date Night?
I am a fan of Bond movies. Ever since I watched Goldfinger, I was fascinated about golden clothing. Thus, when I saw these shorts on eBay, I had to buy this beauty. I love their high waist. It makes my legs look miles long.
Statement pieces like this golden pair are easiest to style with a neutral color to ground them. To not go overboard or look like trying too hard, it is best to choose a high cleavage. It keeps people guessing.
How to Wear Leather Shorts in Winter?
It’s probably easier to pull off shorts in winter than summer when you can wear opaque tights underneath. Go with tights and shoes in the color of the trousers for a slim look and elongated leg.
The next winter look shows that you can wear shorts also with layers. Here a button-down shirt is layered under a thin sweater. Of course, when layering opaque tights are a Must to make the look work. Also pay attention to where the hems hit. The sweater is about 4 inch (10 cm) longer than the sweater. The sweater is worn untucked to avoid bulk. Make sure that enough of the pants’ legs remains visible.
It’s all about getting the balance right.
What Outerwear Goes with Shorts?
Make sure that your coat is several inches longer than the trousers not only to stay warm in winter. It just looks like you forgot to put on pants or a skirt when you wear short shorts and a jacket that ends at the hem of them. Looking weird is never in style.
The next outerwear inspiration has the plaid with sweater outfit underneath.
Check this link for five further tips to style your outerwear to avoid winter boredom.
Styling Leather Shorts in a Nutshell
You can wear leather shorts at any age year round when you style them. Another important point is to only wear high quality leather to not look cheap or trashy. Check for more on best shorts for the summer heat.
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